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Senate Votes to Confirm Mark Bennett to Serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i) released the following statement on the Senate confirmation of former Hawai‘i Attorney General Mark Bennett to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Bennett was confirmed by a bipartisan vote of 72-27.

“I am very pleased to see Mark Bennett confirmed with a decisive bipartisan vote in the Senate. This is the way the process is supposed to work. I’ve known Mark for many years, going back to when I served in the Hawai‘i State Legislature and he served as the state attorney general. Even though we were on different sides of the aisle, Mark was never difficult to work with, because he never had a partisan agenda. Instead, he approached every issue by focusing on the substance and how we could make things better for Hawai‘i. Because Mark made the effort to understand where others were coming from, we were able to find common ground. He will make an outstanding judge.”